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Review:Flint River Ranch is a food that could be on the cusp of being great, but has a few obstacles to overcome first. It’s primarily, as far as I can tell, sold online and it tends to be VERY expensive. So it’s very hard for any pet food to live up to what it should be when it is that expensive.
It starts out well enough, with trout being first and herring meal 4th. Despite this, the protein percentage is somewhat low for the food, so they could stand to include more protein sources in this food and cut out some of the millet. Millet isn’t one of the best grains to use anyway, and could stand to be made more scarce. The inclusions of potatoes are great for carbs and taste.
Cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract. and blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes. provide a couple of fruits. Grapeseed oil is a great fat source, and the fish meal will help provide Omega fatty acids.
This food is pretty average in the scheme of things. Better than most of what you’ll find in your local grocery store or Petsmart, though. For the price though?? Egads no!
What’s good about this food….
Trout is first, herring meal 4th, 2 fruits included, potatoes used, fish meal for beneficial fatty acids.
….and what’s not so good.
Millet isn’t best top grain to use, oat bran isn’t great, brewers yeast★ Waste product (used for flavoring, protein, B-vitamins) which can become very toxic to the liver causes allergies and arthritis..
Trout, Potato, Course Ground Millet, Herring Meal, Oatmeal, Sweet Potato, Canola Oil★★★★★ Excellent source of fat for energy and healthy coat contains 10% omega 3 fatty acids and half the saturated fat found in other vegetable oils commonly used in pet food. (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols★★★★ Natural Vitamin E★★★ Antioxidant used as food preservative. preservative.), Flax Seed★★★★★ Whole seeds provide best omega-3 fatty acids and nutritive fiber., Oat Bran, Natural Flavors, Blueberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used for benefit to eyes., Cranberries★★★ Gimmicky, not enough used in food to help the urinary tract., Rosemary, Grape Seed Oil, Menhaden Fish Meal, Granola, Ground Oats★★★★ Good source of fiber and energy but not whole ground for full nutritional value., Alfalfa★★★ Source of chlorophyll, dietary fiber. Meal, Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Dried Eggs★★★★ Good source of protein, free of shell., Lecithin★★★★★ A natural antioxidant, very beneficial., Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride★★★ Standard source of choline, emulsifies fats., Zinc Sulfate★★★ Standard source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate★ Synthetic source, non-nutritive. Used generally as a “natural” preservative., Zinc Amino Acid Complex★★★ Good source of zinc, protects against free radicals, essential to insulin formation and immune function., Selenium Supplement, Mixed Natural Tocopherols (Antioxidant), Niacin★★★ Standard source, promotes proper digestion, healthy skin and nerves., Iron, Amino Acid Complex, Vitamin B-12★★★ Standard source, involved in immune response. Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate★★★ Standard source of a B-complex vitamin B5, supports adrenal activity., Vitamin A Acetate★★★ Standard source, needed for immune function., Ascorbic Acid★★ Vitamin C — this form can be harsher on stomach, anti-oxidant/immune stimulant, food preservative., Iron Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride★★★ Standard source, immune stimulant, major factor in protein metabolism and red blood cell production., Magnanese Amino Acid Complex, Thiamine Mononitrate★★★ Standard source of B-1, effects nervous system and mental attitude., Manganous Oxide★★★ Standard source, manganese is necessary to development of strong bones and enzyme activators, enhances immune system., Copper Amino Acid Complex★★★★ Better source of copper, improves use, needed for iron absorption, bone formation, protein metabolism, blood clotting., Copper Sulfate★★★ Standard source, aids in bone formation, iron absorption and protein metabolism., Riboflavin★★★ Standard source of Vitamin B2, necessary to energy production, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Supplement, Folic Acid★★★ Standard source, needed for blood building and DNA synthesis. Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, D-Biotin★★★ Standard source to promote healthy skin and coat. Supplement, Vitamin D-3★★★ Standard source, aids calcium and phosphorous in building bones and teeth., Dried Bacillus Subtilis★★★ Gimmicky probiotic to aid digestion, not enough to help and can not stand up to heat processing. Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product.